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Norma Mendez, Home Buyer in Rochester, NY
Norma Mendez answered:
Tried selling my home for a year before I had to walk away from it. How long does the foreclosure sale take - its now been over 2 yrs?
How long did Citibank take to review your short sale offer? I'm currently trying to buy a short sale and the sellers bank is Citibank.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 12, 2015 Foreclosure in Rochester
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
how much loan can i get for a first time buyer?
The only way to know for sure is to talk to a local lender. There are many different factors involved in qualifying for a loan. They'll look at your credit score, income, debts, saving ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 2, 2015 Home Buying in 14620
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Our home inspection revealed extensive plumbing problems, foundation slipping, and termite damage. Can we ask the seller to pay for our inspection?
You should definitely try to fight this. You shouldn't be held responsible for an issue like this when it wasn't your fault, and the problem existed before you even moved into the house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Home Buying in 14614
GavinEvan180, Home Buyer in Rochester, NY
GavinEvan180 answered:
I'm considering a Ryan Home near Rochester, NY and are curious about our negotiation powers..
I have to disagree with this real estate agent. I built with Ryan last year and had a great experience. The sales guy was friendly and the process was easy. I read horror stories about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Home Buying in Rochester
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
Under the price history of this home, I noted that on the list it states that this home sold for $1 at some point. How is this possible??
You will often find transfer amounts for $1. It is common to see this and doesn't mean it was transferred to a family member. Often times it is simply a transfer title to change names ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in Beechwood
Chris O'Conn…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Chris O'Connor answered:
We are looking for houses these days and we really liked a house, but that house had got the foundation repair done 15 yrs back with 78 piers
I'd personally avoid the house at all costs. If you don't have the engineering report and the house is not insurable why would you want it? It could be gorgeous but the resale value wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2015 Home Buying in 14614
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
is there any contact info about this property?
I'm a foreclosure expert. Please send details to UpdegraffGroup@gmail.com and we will contact you!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Foreclosure in North Marketview Heights
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
Can the 60 day habitation rule be extended upon buying a Fannie Mae owner occupant home if it is not habitable within the 60 period? If so, how?
You shouldn't have a problem as long as you actually inhabit the property and keep records on why the rehab is taking so long. Typically whan you have a good GC complete rehabs are acc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in Rochester
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
i am interested in this home 730 arnett blvd. is it true that i can pay 75 dollars a month for this home.?
Hey Marko,
We have some new exciting listings coming up on Arnett! If you want an exclusive sneak peak give me a call! We have one owner willing to hold a mortgage for qualified ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in 19th Ward
Charlotte Tu…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Charlotte Turner answered:
How much longer until Spring?
I saw the title of your post and thought it was a groundhog-type question then realized it was only a self promoting post that is prohibited by the Trulia terms of service
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Buying in Cobbs Hill
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff asked:
Do you think Prices in Park Avenue will be even higher than last year? We saw abnormally high sales in the Park Avenue Market last year. Do you think this trend will continue into 2015? If you want help securing a REAL deal in this market contact me at 585-432-0477…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Park Avenue
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff asked:
Is Swillburg the next Southwedge in terms of appreciation? Everyone saw what happened in the south wedge. Do you think the same thing will happen in Swillburg? The houses are closer together limiting parking and green space, but it is bookended…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Swillburg
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
I use to live at 33 shelter st It was my mom's and Dad's house. My sister lost the house because she did not pay the morgage.I want to buy it back.
Hi there,
I can help you buy this house back. Please send me an email at UpdegraffGroup@gmail.com with your phone number so I can call you.

Talk soon,
Mark
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Genesee-Jefferson
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
I purchase my home from a family member & 1yr later received bills from city (9,000 in fines) & county (over 5,000 unpaid taxes).
The attorney and/or title and abstract company that handled your closing screwed up badly. They should have discovered these during their title search and these should have been paid at ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Home Buying in Rochester
Jeannie Rous…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Jeannie Rousaw-devore answered:
I'm trying to find out about a property I used to live in as a child. I'm interested in owning the house. Is there anyone who can contact?
Property address is 70 Parsells Avenue Rochester NY 14609
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in Rochester
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
SAW PROPERTY AT 44 BLY STREET AT 140000.WHAT MAKES THIS PROPERTY WORTH SO MUCH?
Location location location. That is the driving factor behind real estate coupled with square footage and number of beds and baths.

Swillburg neighborhood is bookended by Brighton ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Investment Properties in South Wedge
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
hello i was very interested in this home for sale 70 tyler street its 19,900 if i put 10,000 down would like to finance the rest
Hi Gerald,
Feel free to call anytime and I can help get you started on this acquisition.

Sincerely,
Mark Updegraff
585-314-9790
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Home Buying in Group 14621
Mark Updegra…, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, NY
Mark Updegraff answered:
How do I negoiate with a custom home builder?
You should have professional representation as a buyer when building a home with a builder. Negotiating directly with a builder puts you at a huge disadvantage when compared to using a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Home Buying in Rochester
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